For Nin­tendo, it's rewind and re­play

Clas­sic Edi­tion re­leased

Boston Herald - - OPINION - By BRIAN DOWL­ING

Nin­tendo has re­booted its 1990sera Su­per Nin­tendo En­ter­tain­ment Sys­tem, only smaller, in a sin­gle pack­age loaded with 21 ti­tles to de­light retro gamers.

The Su­per NES Clas­sic Edi­tion, which hit stores early yes­ter­day morn­ing, in­cludes beloved ti­tles like Con­tra III, Don­key Kong Coun­try, Fi­nal Fan­tasy III, The Leg­end of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo, three Su­per Mario ti­tles and oth­ers. In ad­di­tion to the clas­sic SNES games, the sys­tem also in­cludes a never-be­fore re­leased game: Star Fox 2.

Nin­tendo, which is al­ready aim­ing the long-awaited sys­tem at hol­i­day shop­pers, said more of the retro units were shipped in prepa­ra­tion for yes­ter­day’s launch day than were shipped of its orig­i­nal NES sys­tem in all of last year.

The $80 sys­tem fits in the palm of your hand and comes with two con­trollers, a power ca­ble, and an HDMI ca­ble to hook into a TV.

A new devel­op­ment from the 1990s SNES in the re­booted sys­tem is a rewind fea­ture that lets gamers jump back to re­play chal­leng­ing sec­tions. It also in­cludes a frame fea­ture that lets gamers choose a bor­der to the screen.

In a state­ment, Doug Bowser, spokesman for Nin­tendo of Amer­ica, said: “Su­per NES Clas­sic Edi­tion is per­fect for any Nin­tendo fan, retro gamer or any­one who just wants to play some re­ally fun video games.”

HER­ALD PHO­TOS BY MARK LORENZ

RETRO GAM­ING: Nin­tendo re­leased a re­booted ver­sion of its Su­per Nin­tendo En­ter­tain­ment Sys­tem yes­ter­day, with two early re­cip­i­ents be­ing John David Camp­bell Black, above, and Mark Jenk­ins, at left.

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